Dear Power Writers,
Stories are the stuff of life. While ideas engage the mind, stories engage the heart. For this reason, Jesus taught in stories known as parables. He was interested in the heart. If He could change the heart, then a change of mind would follow.
Have you ever been bored silly during a sermon only to perk up when the pastor starts telling a story? We all have had this experience. So what is it about story that makes it so powerful?
1) Story evokes emotion, and emotion is where most of us live.
2) Story reflects truth, and truth is what sets us free.
3) Story transforms the heart, and transformation is what makes us new.
The best writing involves the use of story. Whether we write non-fiction, fiction, or poetry, we can use story to empower our writing.
Look for story all around you. Harness story’s power and bring it to your writing.
Next time, we will discuss the meaning of story and how to use it to capture the heart.